RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
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RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

While the trio of F2.8 lenses are all pretty compact, the same can't be said of the 85mm F1.2. We thought the RF 50mm F1.2 was big (in part because we've only had the mid-range EOS R to mount it on, so far), but perhaps not unreasonably, the 85mm F1.2 is even bigger.

We've been impressed by the optical performance of the 50mm F1.2 so far. And, while we can't be sure how much of that can be ascribed to the short, wide lens mount, Canon is clearly doing something right. A super-fast 85mm prime that can be confidently shot using off-center AF points is likely to be an exciting prospect as a portrait lens, even if you don't always opt for for the hairbreadth depth-of-field that F1.2 can give you.

On the subject of focus, like the RF 50, the 85mm's focus elements are too big and heavy for the use of a Nano USM motor, so it's based around slightly less snappy ring-type USM drive.